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Can my doctor take me off tramadol without an alternative?
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Can anyone tell me if my doctor can take me off tramadol without an alternative. I have spondylosis of spine and have such pain in my lower back, also my legs go like jelly and feel like they are going to give way. I'm in such pain and do not know what to do. Any help would be greatful.
I have never known a doctor to take a person Offa pain relief without replacing it but also you should ween you off it
@suze15 I would be suprised also that a doctor would just take it away without giving you something else, even if it's just a basic NSAID. Like Maxi70 said, they should probably slowly reduce your dose little by little so you don't have a reaction. I don't have spondylosis so I can't speak to that specifically. I hope you get some help! x
I have been given amitriptyline, they work well. So not sure why I was on Tramadol. Thanks for replying
@suze15 I’m on Tramadol (upto 4x2a day) and Amitriptyline(3 at night taken with the tramadol) for my cervical spondylosis, I have on 2 occasions run out of them(over a weekend) and had really bad “withdrawals” I’ll never run out again that’s for sure, I think your doctor should know this would happen and got you off them gradually (if at all if there’s no other pain relief offered)
Can your doctor cut my te,Mareham down without telling me
If you discuss this issue with your GP they will discuss it with you, yes they can stop the Tramadol and any other medication and discuss alternatives , this will be of your choice. The GP is there to support your need.
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